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The Ivy Tech Community College is the largest college in the state of Indiana and the largest single accredited statewide community college system in the United States. The Northeast region is the second largest college in the Ivy Tech system. This campus came into existence in 1969 with a total of 131 students. As of 2011, the college has a total enrollment of approximately 12,000 students. The main campus of this region is located in Fort Wayne and comprises the Coliseum Campus and the North Campus. There are numerous other sites serving the counties of Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Noble, Steuben, Wells, and Whitley.

Buildings such as The Steel Dynamics, Inc. Keith E. Busse Technology Center, Student Life Center, Harshman Hall, Carroll Hall, and the Liberal Arts Building are housed in this region.


This region offers more than 35 degree options and about 250 certificate and technical certificate programs through the ten schools of the Ivy Tech system:

  • Applied Science & Engineering
  • Business
  • Computing and Informatics
  • Education
  • Fine Arts & Design
  • Health Sciences
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Public & Social Services
  • Technology

The degrees offered here include the Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Science, and Associate of Arts degrees. The areas of study include Automotive Technology, Design Technology, Business Administration, Hospitality Administration, Early Childhood Education, Liberal Arts, Paralegal Studies, Nursing, and Criminal Justice. Various certificates are offered by the college in areas such as Accounting, Computer Information Technology, Practical Nursing, Automotive Technology, and Human Services.


The school admits first-time students, returning Ivy Tech students, GED credential holders, transfer students, international students, and dual credit high school students. To seek admission here, students need to complete an admission application form. They are also required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the U.S. Department of Education. There is a mandatory orientation session for new students. Students are also required to appear for the COMPASS Placement test for assessment of basic skills in Algebra, Mathematics, English and Reading. Students can seek exemption from the placement test based on their SAT/ACT/PSAT scores or if they have prior college credits in English and Math.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is provided to students to help them meet their educational expenses. The different forms of financial aid available to students include: grants, work-study opportunities, scholarships, and student loans.

Different types of grant options available to the students include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant, Ivy Tech Grant, TEACH grant, and Indiana National Guard Supplemental Grant. Students can avail various loan options such as Federal Direct Stafford (Subsidized and Unsubsidized) loans, Parent PLUS loans, and (Private) Student Loans.

Students can also apply for work-study programs wherein they can seek in-campus and off-campus work-study positions. The students of this region can apply for various scholarships such as the Robert C. Byrd Honors scholarship, Chancellor’s scholarship, Culinary scholarship, and Harvey Poling scholarship.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 3771st for the average student loan amount.
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Students here can enhance their career and educational prospects by participating in campus organizations and activities.

The Fort Wayne Student Success Center provides guidance to ensure the personal success of the students.

The Student Leadership Academy provides the platform for emerging leaders to hone their leadership skills through study, observation, and application.

The Academic Skills Advancement program is aimed at students facing academic difficulty and provides assistance with developmental instruction in communications, math, sciences, and writing and study skills.

The Academic Advisors on campus provide assistance to students to help them achieve their educational, personal, and career goals. The Career Services Center has its own job search website, JobZone, where students can search for open positions and post their resume.

The Student Government is the voice of the students and promotes the college spirit.

There is a bookstore on the campus which stocks textbooks and supplies. The Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast has an agreement with The Learning Community (TLC) Child Care Center to provide child care facilities for infants and children up to 13 years of age.

Student Enrollment Demographics


Students can participate in intramural team sports such as flag football, basketball, volleyball, sand volleyball, and tennis. The individual sports include billiards and table tennis. The Student Life Center at North Campus features a Wellness Center with facilities such as fitness center, gymnasium, locker rooms, and softball diamond.


Accreditation is provided by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Information Summary

Ranks 75th in Indiana and 3559th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.01
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 357 0.14
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 24 0.01
Forcible Rape 94 0.04
Robbery 310 0.12
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1,888 0.74
Larceny 6,768 2.65
Vehicle theft 380 0.15

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1489
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population22,204 (22,204 urban / N/A rural)
Households9,639 (2.19 people per house)
Median Household Income$32,858
Families5,051 (2.98 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Single Campus
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1803

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance Learning
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4170th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,234 $3,234 $6,906
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $120 $120 $120
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $108 $108 $230
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $4,424 $4,424 $8,096
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $16,185 $16,185 $19,857
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $8,252 $8,252 $11,924

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,090 $3,257 $3,090 $3,257 $6,306 $6,761
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Books & Supplies $1,060 $1,070
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $9,084 $9,175
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $5,045 $5,078
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,197 $4,222

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3805th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Tenure system
Average FT Salary $46,689 ($46,772 male / $46,636 female)
Number of FT Faculty 130 (50 male / 80 female)
Number of PT Faculty 417
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $3,200,113

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